alt summit 2012

Well, I’m back from Salt Lake City. I am exhausted, inspired, overwhelmed, and I have pretty much completely lost my voice from laughing/talking all day and all night at this year’s Alt Summit. If you weren’t there, I’ll give you a quick rundown… on the very first day of the conference, I was lucky enough to speak on a panel about “Successful Collaborations” with these lovely ladies:

As you can see, as soon as I was finished talking {first day, first panel, first speaker!? Yes, it was nerve-wracking!}, I got myself a giant cup of coffee and spent the next two days learning all sorts of things, from all sorts of amazing people. My favorite talk was from the keynote speaker on Friday… Ben Silberman, the creator of Pinterest. He was funny, humble, and well, totally and completely inspiring!

So, so good! {look how big that lunch crowd is – that tiny white dot in front of the black screen is Ben!} Now, if you’ve never been to Alt, you should know that you’ll learn an insane amount of information about being a blogger, but you’ll also learn how to look fabulous. All the time. Apparently everyone {including me} got the memo that this year, was in fact…

Buns, shoes, accessories, vintage dresses, stripy tights. Yep, the Sartorialist should show up to next year’s event… he’d have an abundance of material to shoot! Speaking of photos, on the final night, the third floor of the hotel was taken over by a whole bunch of fantastic mini-parties put on by some of Alt’s very generous sponsors! I think almost all of them had a photo booth… so, my super-cute roomie {Kathleen, of Jeremy & Kathleen} and I hit as many as we could:

What a couple of weirdos. I’m not sure why we’re attempting the ’sexy pout’ in every shot… oh well, we had fun! And then I lost my voice ; )

If you were there, I hope you had an amazing time. I highly recommend the Alt experience to anyone who is interested in the world of blogging… and photo booths.

{All of these images are from Alt’s Flickr stream. Thank you to the fantastic photographers that documented the past crazy few days for us!}






comments (26)

  1. tiffanie /// 01.23.2012 /// 12:10am

    I just happen to be up working on some posts and got to see this the moment you posted it. I’M the jealous one today! You are all so lucky to have been there together, meeting and mingling, and I have heard over and over via Twitter that Ben Silberman’s talk was awsome. Geez, I wonder if there’ll be transcripts from any of the panels or seminars. I would gobble them up. The Twitter feed on Friday was enough to make my head explode.

    I really want to go next year. Now, I just need tips on how to snatch up a registration before they run out! :)

    p.s. See you at the Tea Party! And, love the photos….

  2. Kate /// 01.23.2012 /// 3:47am

    So glad I have found you, your blog is utopia! Bravo!

  3. the jealous curator /// 01.23.2012 /// 9:03am

    so glad you found me too! ; )

  4. Michelle /// 01.23.2012 /// 9:11am

    Great to meet and chat with you! I’m sitting in my quiet apartment right now – quite the contrast from breakfast in the lounge!

  5. Jennifer /// 01.23.2012 /// 9:26am

    As if I weren’t already so so jealous of you and everyone who went to alt summit…thanks for sharing and making sure I put a million calendar alarms so I don’t miss the fun in 2013!

  6. Monica Lee /// 01.23.2012 /// 9:36am

    great recap! I am stuck in social media land and cannot bring myself to get back to work…..

  7. clare /// 01.23.2012 /// 10:56am

    Yay! Have been hanging to read the alt wrap-ups and yours was the first. Wish I was there!

  8. Hagar /// 01.23.2012 /// 11:32am

    Great to see you and wonderful to know it was a success! And ye…you did it again: I’m jealous!!!…;-)

  9. Brandi /// 01.23.2012 /// 11:55am

    Danielle, it was so nice meeting you at Alt and chatting over dinner. I actually lost my voice as well. Too much awesomeness and excitement. Those photos of you and Kathleen from the Ruelala photo booth are fantastic.

  10. Melissa de la Fuente /// 01.23.2012 /// 1:36pm

    I am so glad to have met you at Alt. and thought you were so lovely! At your talk and in person…also, all the awesome things Kathleen told me about you. I wish I had been able to talk to you more. Anyway, I am a new fan. :)
    xo
    Melis

  11. tracy /// 01.23.2012 /// 1:53pm

    So fortunate to have met you!
    Hope the transition back into the real world is going well. Your tips on parenting (nightmare cream!) were genius. Also- I had BUN envy during alt. Maybe one day I’ll grow this short hair out.

    xoxox

    Tracy

  12. Kathleen /// 01.23.2012 /// 2:07pm

    I’m going to blame the red wine for the sexy pout.

    And now I’m off to take a nap.

    xo!

  13. Dottie /// 01.23.2012 /// 2:44pm

    Alt was a blast! But alas, not enough time chatting with you! So, let’s fix that–yes? And talk about a certain pitch…

  14. the jealous curator /// 01.23.2012 /// 4:45pm

    So happy to meet all of you too… and for those who weren’t there, well, I’m sure we’ll see you next year – right?! ; )
    Kathleen – I wasn’t drinking red, so what’s my excuse?! ; )
    Dottie – you better believe you’ll be hearing from me! I’ll send you an email tomorrow xo

  15. Jessie /// 01.23.2012 /// 5:49pm

    What a couple o’ photobooth cuties!!! You were such a bright spot in my week, and I’m thankful that we even got to spend minutes together at lunch on Friday. :) Thanks for the endless inspiration! XOXO

  16. the jealous curator /// 01.23.2012 /// 7:36pm

    You too Jessie! Such a fun lunch (and love, love, love your business card/sprinkle shaker!)

  17. Amy Parker Anderson /// 01.23.2012 /// 10:07pm

    I spy my top knot (with some fox fur!)

    I loved hearing your perspective on successful collaborations…. easily one of my favorite panels. Great post and round up of the conference!

    +
    Amy

  18. Heidi @foodiecrush /// 01.23.2012 /// 11:01pm

    Love the recap and LOVED your presentation, it was the perfect way to set up an incredibly informative weekend, buns, thigh high boots and furs included! Already looking forward to next year. Cheers!

  19. the jealous curator /// 01.23.2012 /// 11:42pm

    ha! amy, so glad you found yourself in that pretty little collection! and thanks so much to you and heidi for the sweet words about my presentation!

  20. Hogger & Co. /// 01.24.2012 /// 3:31pm

    Hahaha, the Smilebooth pics are awesome! Thanks for the recap; feels like I was there – hopefully next year I really will be!

  21. the jealous curator /// 01.24.2012 /// 3:44pm

    yes – you should try and get there! it’s two days that feel like a week! (a super-mega-filled week!)

  22. Karynjewels /// 01.25.2012 /// 5:12pm

    Love this re cap, I ran across it on Pinterest while looking for a photo of Ben from Pinterest to use in my blog re cap. (are you dizzy yet!) I am now a new fan and loved your panel!

  23. the jealous curator /// 01.25.2012 /// 5:35pm

    thanks so much karyn! xo

  24. Hello Cupcake LLC /// 01.26.2012 /// 10:15pm

    Great recap! Sorry I didn’t have a chance to meet you at Alt but I LOVED your panel…….and your picture choice! That’s me on the top left b/w bun pic!!!!!!

  25. the jealous curator /// 01.27.2012 /// 10:13am

    ha! it is a lovely bun indeed! maybe we’ll meet next year : )

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